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Re: PROV-ISSUE-2 (define-process-execution): Definition for Concept 'Process execution' [Provenance Terminology]

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 10:46:09 +0100
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Hi all,
Paolo's definition is also on this page.
Cheers,
Luc

On 06/01/2011 02:44 AM, Satya Sahoo wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have added a definition making a distinction between a Process and 
> Process execution:
>
> *Process* is an entity that occurs over a period of time (hence has 
> explicit temporal parts). In the context of provenance, we only 
> consider process that has either completed in the past (occurred) or 
> is occurring in present (partially complete).
>
> *Process execution* is a specific characteristic (perhaps 
> instantiation) of a process. A process can be referred to 
> independently of its execution. For example, Process design (workflow 
> template) was done by Person X. Process execution (workflow run) was 
> done by Person Y.
>
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ConceptProcessExecution#Definition_by_Satya
>
> Thanks.
>
> Best,
>
> Satya
>
>
> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 7:01 AM, Jun Zhao <jun.zhao@zoo.ox.ac.uk 
> <mailto:jun.zhao@zoo.ox.ac.uk>> wrote:
>
>     Dear all,
>
>     I propose some starting point definition for Process execution as [1]:
>
>     Process execution refers to execution of an action or a process. A
>     process can be a computation script, a workflow definition, a
>     service etc. An action can be a decision making, a judgment etc. A
>     process execution should be associated with an actor.
>
>     [1]
>     [http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ConceptProcessExecution#Definition_by_Jun]
>
>     Thanks!
>
>     Jun
>
>
>
>     On 20/05/2011 08:01, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>
>
>         PROV-ISSUE-2 (define-process-execution): Definition for
>         Concept 'Process execution' [Provenance Terminology]
>
>         http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/2
>
>         Raised by: Luc Moreau
>         On product: Provenance Terminology
>
>         he Provenance WG charter identifies the concept 'Process
>         execution' as a core concept of the provenance interchange
>         language to be standardized (see
>         http://www.w3.org/2011/01/prov-wg-charter).
>
>         What term do we adopt for the concept 'Process execution'?
>         How do we define the concept 'Process execution'?
>         Where does concept 'Process execution' appear in
>         ProvenanceExample?
>         Which provenance query requires the concept 'Process execution'?
>
>         Wiki page:
>         http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ConceptProcessExecution
>
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